Posts tagged as European member states

Latvian corruption watchdog detains another ex-official of Riga’s tourism bureau

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

On Tuesday, 26 May, Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) detained Riga City Deputy and ex-board member of Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTDB) Maksims Tolstojs. Tolstojs had been absent from Latvia since 14 May due to his official visit to Russia. He had also submitted a sick leave paper to KNAB. On 13 May, KNAB performed investigative activities, including more than a dozen searches at different addresses. Officers also confiscated…

Gutting state won’t help Estonia’s development, says former OECD ambassador

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Marten Kokk, a diplomat and jurist and former Estonian ambassador to the OECD, said in an opinion piece on Tuesday that the Foundation for State Reform’s claim that Estonia’s public sector spending is excessive has no real basis. The new reformist think tank suggested earlier this week that to help Estonia develop and perform better economically, the number of members of parliament as well as the number of public servants…